Fraxinus

noun Frax·i·nus \ˈfraksənəs\

Definition of Fraxinus

  1. :  a genus of trees or sometimes shrubs (family Oleaceae) comprising the ashes, being natives of the north temperate zone, and having thin furrowed bark, opposite pinnate leaves, and small apetalous flowers followed by fruits that are samaras

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Origin and Etymology of fraxinus

New Latin, from Latin, ash — more at birch


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